Applications Open for John Lyle Memorial Scholarship

John Lyle Memorial Scholarships are available to help support the education of youth in Dane County, Wisconsin. The number and amount of the scholarships vary annually.

The Extension Committee of the Dane County Board approves the applications for the scholarships using the following criteria, not necessarily in the order given:

  • Graduate of a Dane County high school
  • Current Dane County resident
  • Career goal in agriculture, family and consumer sciences or related field
  • Current or previous 4-H and/or FFA activities
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Community service
  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement

If interested in applying, follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the fillable application form. Applications must be typed.
  2. Request and submit a copy of your latest high school or college transcript
  3. Request and submit a letter of recommendation from 3 people who know you well, such as a teacher, FFA advisor, County Extension agent, clergy member, 4-H leader, counselor or employer.

Download and complete the fillable application form  and attach transcript and letters of recommendation and send to Extension.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received in the Dane County Extension Office or POSTMARKED by 4:30 pm on May 15th in order to be included for consideration for the following school year.

Send your completed application and required application materials to: JOHN LYLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, DANE CO EXTENSION, 5201 FEN OAK DR  STE 138, MADISON WI  53718

You may email your application to or fax your application materials to 608-224-3727. Please verify that the materials arrived by calling 608-224-3700.

If you are awarded a John Lyle Scholarship, you will need to inform the Dane County Extension Office of any other scholarships you receive for that school year. The total scholarship money awarded to an individual cannot exceed the actual school costs.

Scholarship money will be awarded only after school starts and the Committee receives verification of attendance/enrollment.

For questions contact Sandy Jensen, 608-224-3707 or

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